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Welcome to Mont Alto ...

Mont Alto is located in Franklin County<1>.

The location of Mont Alto has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mont Alto has a population of 1,734 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mont Alto.

Mont Alto is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mont Alto lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mont Alto is located in the (717) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mont Alto had an population of 1,734 people. This is an increase of 1.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mont Alto had a population of 1,705 people. This makes Mont Alto the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Mont Alto represents 0.01% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 474th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,705 people, the population of Mont Alto increased 25.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,357 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mont Alto.

Communities near Mont Alto ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mont Alto.

  • Hagerstown [Washington County]
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    • Hagerstown [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Mont Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,918 people
    • Former name for Hagerstown:
    • Hager's Town
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerstown<6>
  • Chambersburg [Franklin County]
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    • Chambersburg [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Mont Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,231 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chambersburg<6>
  • Waynesboro [Franklin County]
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    • Waynesboro [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Mont Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,906 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<6>
  • Gettysburg [Adams County]
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    • Gettysburg [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Mont Alto
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,708 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Thurmont [Frederick County]
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      • Thurmont [Frederick County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Mont Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,070 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmont<6>
    • Shippensburg [Cumberland County]
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      • Shippensburg [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Mont Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shippensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shippensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shippensburg<6>
    • Greencastle [Franklin County]
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      • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Mont Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,989 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<6>
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
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      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Mont Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley<6>
    • Emmitsburg [Frederick County]
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      • Emmitsburg [Frederick County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Mont Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmitsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmitsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmitsburg<6>
    • Smithsburg [Washington County]
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      • Smithsburg [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Mont Alto
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithsburg<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mont Alto. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mont Alto.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mont Alto. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mont Alto.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mont Alto. See our Newspapers Page for Mont Alto.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mont Alto ...

Looking for more information about Mont Alto? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mont Alto, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mont Alto.

Adding Mont Alto to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mont Alto in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mont Alto was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Mont Alto on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Pennsylvania (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mont Alto on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mont Alto. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Franklin County: www.co.franklin.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mont Alto.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mont Alto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mont Alto) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mont Alto. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mont AltoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mont Alto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8376, Longitude: -77.5547       In this case, the coordinates for Mont Alto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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